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Art World’s Favorite Outlaw

On Monday, June 14th, 2010

Everyone loves an outlaw, and Robert Williams just happens to be the most celebrated one in the art world. Luckily, you can learn even more about him this Wednesday at LACMA. The documentary Robert Williams: Mr. Bitchin’, will be unveiled for a one-night only showing, benefiting its Prints and Drawings Council.

The movie recounts Williams’ emergence from humble beginnings in hotrods and the Zap Comix collective, to his surfacing as a celebrated artist. What became fifteen years in the making has resulted in an irreverent and comical look at all of the things that are so right about contemporary American art. The audience gets an inside look at Williams’ background, from his 1979 book